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$750 billion of cash into the united states. >> how do they do it? >> it's really simple. by what i would call enlightened taxation. right now foreign profits to bring back into the united states have you to pay a 35% tax on it. by implementing a reduced tax, the way it was done in 2004, all that -- all those foreign earnings will come streaming back into the united states. it's estimated to be $750 billion that's outside the united states. corporations don't have to bring it in, but they made -- when they bring it in, it's taxed. by reducing the tax, it encourages those profits to come back, and by doing that, that $750 billion will be spent here in the united states. right now multi-national corporations are cash rich off shore and are cash poor domestically, so when they have to build a research plant, a search facility, where do you think they're building? they build it where the cash is because they can't get it back here into the united states. >> to doubt you bring some of these issues up at the new york fed. you are director on the board of the new york federal reserve. can
president obama has held frequently here in the united states, a question and answer session. >that kind of thing does not happen in china. the president's words were blocked online and the event shown only on regional tv. he told the crowd that he is a supporter of non-century ship, adding that he kills a free flow of information only strengthens society. >> the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own government accountable. i have a lot of critics of the united states o can say all things about me. i think that makes our democracy stronger. >> he then moved to beijing with the chinese leader. his host greeted him warmly and the president used his face-to- face meeting to echo his team. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the prciples that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms of expression and worship, access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights. >> president obama says
.ncicap.org-- >> the attorney general of the united states kicked up a firestorm when he announced his decision to try the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks and four other men in u.s. federal court not far from ground zero, try them in a civilian court, not by military tribunal. he caught hell for the decision on capitol hill this week. >> how could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when khalid sheik mohammed has already asked to plead guilty before a military commission and be executed? [applause] >> i am not going to base the determination on where the case ought to be brought on what a terrorist, what a murder wants to do. he will not select the prosecution venuie, i will and i have. >> senator lindsey graham also practices military lot and says that this is a perversion of the justice system. what do you think, nina? >> i think it is a very hard decision that the attorney general made, and i would point that we have had military commissions for seven years and have not successfully brought anybody to drop because of problems with the commission. -- not successfully brough
for afghanistan. >> the united states cannot be engaged in an open-ended commitment. >> his attorney general prosecutes the plot's masterm d mastermind. >> in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >> this is a big step in the wrong direction. >>> topics this morning for our headliners. secretary of state hillary clinton and former new york mayor, rudy giuliani. hillary and rudy only on "this week." >>> then -- >> we don't have to continue to go down this controversy road. >> she's back. >>> george will, gwen ifill of pbs. david brooks of "the new york "mother jones." corn from >>> and as always, the sunday funnies. >> before john mccain chose her as his running mate, his campaign spent $50,000 on a background check. when he heard this, john mccain said we should have spent $75,000. >>> and we begin today with the secretary of state hillary clinton. thanks for spending time with us this morning. >> it's a pleasure to talk with you from singapore, george. >> wel and as you're in singapore, you and the president are facing really his toughest decision yet on afg
interference, if you will. >> reporter: unemployment in the united states is now more than 10%. the highest level since 1983. if you were president, what would you do about unemployment? >> i'd start cutting taxes and allowing our small businesses to keep more of what their earning, more of what they are producing, what they own and earn so they can start reinvesting in their businesses and expand and hire more people. not punishing them by forcing health care reform down their throats, by forcing an energy policy down their throats that ultimately will tax them more, and cost them more to stayn business. those are back asspa asswards w dealing with the economy. >> reporter: you have a way with words. you said to charlie gibson that there are places in alaska that you can see russia. do you feel that alaska's proximity to russia from whatever place you can see it, is significant foreign policy experience? >> it's very significant, and we are a gate keeper for the continent. so, for national security reasons and for energy independence and resource development reasons, alaska should be recog
the status of the united states. now, that happens to have zero cash value, it turns out. the iranians, the north koreans, the afghan government, china and india regarding carbon limitations, he's made no progress on any of these fronts but people like us better, so i suppose that's an achievement. >> i think he absolutely has changed -- i agree with george. he's changed the perception of america. i think he's also changed some things here, the economy. when you look at the gdp up 3.5. when you look at 30-year mortgages at a lower rate than it's ever been. >> be careful. unemployment almost 10%. >> unemployment -- again, the hardest thing once you bring an economy back is the jobs. i think he has to finish the task. let's remember, george, he's only been there ten months as president. in nine months he's helped restore america's image, helped to stop the hemorrhaging of jobs and bring the economy back so in nine months when it usually takes to make a baby he's starting the rebirth of america. >> and ed gillespie, i was thinking of you as valerie jarrett was here talking. basically her
, matthew hoh says he has lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purpose of the united states presence in afghanistan. "is not how ware fighting the war, but why." evan, what you make of that resignation? >> it is disturbing. the state department is not a player out there. i don't know what his circumstances, but they need every state department person taking get out there. the military is running the show, and that is an imbalance. counterinsurgency is as much a civilian, the state department, nation-building thing as it is a military thing, and the military is doing all of it. >> jonathan, anything you on when the president will come to a decision? -- anything new on when the president will come to a decision? >> he is meeting with his advisers on friday. what you are sharing increasingly is mcchrystal lite, which is that he will probably answer more troops into afghanistan, but probably not the 40,000 mcchrystal wants to see. >> charles? >> we are having these debates about the matter of the strategy. at the heart of this is an issue that david brooks raced in the friday "n
of oklahoma is one of the most influential conservative voices in the united states senate and also a c street resident. marchton said on valentine's day the c street leadership and senator coburn helped him confronts senator ensign. >> tom really kind of takes the helm. >> reporter: so how angry is tom coburn at this point? >> oh, he's smoking. he's one upset man. and then john kind of breaks down a little bit. i don't know what to say. i made a mistake. i really screwed up. >> reporter: hampton provided us with this letter which he says the group of c street forced him to wright to sinsddy. i used you for my own pressure, he wrote. god never intendsed for us to do this. according to hampton, within hours, john ensign calls sinsddy. >> he is just lived. he made him write a letter, but it's not how i feel. doug has exposed me. as though somehow i'm the bad guy in this. >> reporter: so that weekend, you actually see john ensign. and what does he tell you about his feelings for your wife? >> he's in love with her. i know it's sad. i can't change it. i'm not going to apologize for how i feel. not
computer glitch caused the delay of thousands of flights across the united states on thursday. but as lisa stark reports, this is not the first time that such an incident has happened. and there are concerns about how something like this could impact passenger safety. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport. looked at the board and said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by 1 calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern, when a single circuit board failed in a air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imputing flight information into their computers. >> you have to typ
road. all-in bet on the future of the united states. bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: good evening, charlie. what warren buffet calls his bet on america is his largest deal ever made, but the real headline behind the deal is not how much it costs, but what it says about the u.s. economy. right there. >> okay, the hot seat. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview this summer, warren buffett told abc news that when it comes to gauging whether or not the economy is on track, one of his focuses is on railroad tracks. what indicators do you look at on a daily basis? >> i do think thgs rail car holdings are important. i mean, that tells you what is coming in to this country, going out and so on. >> reporter: at the time, his general outlook was somber. freight shipments had declined by 20% from one year before. today, he provided this statement to abc news. "i have no notion of what the next quarter or next year will bring, but i'm 100% confident in the economic future of the united states 5, 10 and 100 years down the road." >> the railroad system is one of thnation's oldest indus
pilgrims from 160 countries are here, including thousands from the united states. many have only their faith to protect them. as of this week, just 50 countries have the vaccine. the density of the pilgrims, the nature of the hajj rituals, the proximity in prayer, all provide what health officials say are the perfect conditions for spreading the h1n1 virus. what is the worst case scenario? our worst fear is that you will get a lot of cases, massive cases. >> reporter: for months, saudi officials have been working feverishly to contain the pandemic. each pilgrim is scanned. those who show flu-like symptoms are put in isolation for seven days. dozens of clinics are set up, stocked with the vaccine and tamiflu. motorcycle medical units reach severe cases quickly. the kingdom even brought in experts from the cdc in atlanta. >> there is no more stopping the spreading. what we do with a pandemic, whether it's the u.s., china or saudi arabia, hajj or olympics, is to reduce the burden. >> reporter: the pilgrims believe the only one who can control their fate is god. "it's all in the hand
korea and iran. >> we believe that the united states and russia will continue to urge iran to take the path that leads them to meeting its international obligations. >> if iran doesn't cooperate, the two leaders agree that other options like further sanctions aron the table. the president says iran needs to act quickly. >> we are now running out of time. >> reporter: there was a surprise guest, denmark's prime minister flew overnight to push for the global climate. white house officials say it's unlikely a final agreement will be reached there next month. the president focus on finance. at did dinner last night, the leaders met for a class photo. these leaders represent 40% of the world's population and more than half of its gross domestic product. they reaffirmed their commitment to free trade and guarding against protectionism. >> cultivating spheres of competition, not competing spheres of influence will lead to progress in the asia pacific. >> reporter: no more true than in china, china owns $800 billion in u.s. debt. that money is keeping the american economy afloat. but as am
. this will give reenergize off the coast here. eventually it will come up the eastern half of the united states. some are saying it will affect as others will say -- are saying it will be very limited. tomorrow, mostly cloudy through the afternoon, but most of the rain showers are to the south. it could be what mid-week. -- wet mid-week. but with the very latest tonight at 5:00 p.m. tuesday with the -- to see what the bottom ne will be with the system. no real moisture in these clouds until later tomorrow evening. temperatures in the low 70's today and falling into the 50's by tonight. some of this may be a bit warmer. tomorrow, cool and it may be a late a shower,ut still in the 60's. wednesday, cooler and breezy with limited sunshine. >> is tony old enough to watch sesame street yet? >> he does not really pay attention to too much yet. >> it will not be long. still to come, heading to where the air is sweet. we will celebrate a big birthday for sesame street. and later, allen joins oprah. she has got a lot to talk about. if you have high blood pressure, like me, and get a cold. you need cold m
to call on north korea to put an end to its nuclear weapons programs or face tough action from the united states and its allies. >>> prosecutors wanted harsh punishment for former congressman william jefferson. coming up, find out if they got their wish. five dollars for a sub! but no drink? no chips? and no chance to win madden nfl 10? man, that's roughing the wallet. now this is the total package. two pieces of kentucky grilled chicken, a side, biscuit, and a madden nfl cup. you catch all that? you know i did. colonel -- i'm a fan. still think a $5 sub is a gre deal? get the $5 madden nfl box. choose from 6 kfc favorites... with a side and a madden nfl cup. now i'm a full back. unthink... and taste the unsub side of kfc. >> he once sat on capitol hill making decisions that affect our country. now, william jefferson sits in a jail cell. >> it just came in a short time ago. congressman jefferson will be going to prison, but for pure years and prosecutors had requested. congressman jefferson and his lawyers tried to argue that the bribes he was convicted of accepting were part of his side
states, as martha mentioned, the largest base anywhere in the world. there are many different units that are stationed. martha, it's 1st cavalry 3 corps. i'm sorry. i'm not going to go to you. we've got president obama coming out. let's go to him about to make remarks. >> ken salazar. please, everybody have a seat. let me first of all just thank ken and the entire department of the interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference. i want to thank my cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. i hear that dr. joe medicine was around. so i want to give a shout out to that congressional medal of honor winner. good to see you. my understanding is that you had an extremely productive conference. i want to thank all of you for coming and for your efforts. and i want to give you my solemn guarantee that this is not the end of a process but a beginning of a process. and that we are going to follow up. we are going to follow up every single member of my team understands that this is a top priority for us. i want you to know that, as i said this m
into the united states. >>> maryland will undergo a third round of big budget cuts. there approved $361 million in spending reductions. governor o'malley has cut $1.1 billion from the state's budget in response to declining revenue. they face a budget deficit during the next fiscal year. >>> classrooms in alexandria are about to get more crowded. the number of students is expected to grow by more than 3% next year. they're considering converting computer labs into full-time classrooms. >>> the number of flu cases are going down, at least in maryland. hospitalizations fell to about 80 cases last week compared to 260 cases in mid october. the warmer weather may have helped to reduce the spread of the virus. there are more vaccine clinics in our area today. there's one in landover from 9:00 a.m. until noon and at the district at the kennedy recreation center from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. tonight. >>> some virginia elementary students got to share some gardening tips with michelle obama. mrs. obama and tom vilsack visited holland meadows elementary on wednesday. they toured the garden spot promoting th
states, hawaii and maine reporting an increase in the last week. that matches what our medical unit is hearing from around the country, and david muir is here with more tonight. david? >> reporter: good evening, george. the cdc confirmed what we've been told by health departments across this country, that the number of h1n1 cases is on the decline. the question now, has this strain of the flu peaked? while the cdc wouldn't go that far, several flu experts we talked to today said they are confident we have turned the corner. for three weeks in a row now, the cdc has seen the number of h1n1 cases go down. >> all ten regions of the u.s. are seeing a decrease. >> reporter: this was austin, texas, just two months ago. tents lined up outside as hundreds were coming down with the h1n1 flu. today, those tents are down >> we were seeing about 280 patients or more a day with flu. and that's dropped off now, so that today we're seeing about 70 patients. >> reporter: today in ft. worth, where officials since sent 80,000 students home when fears of the flu began, the absentee rate is now back to
is fighting extradition to the united states to face charges or having sex with a 13-year-old girl. the space shuttle atlantis is scheduled to land at cape canaveral at 9:44 this morning. the crew spent a week at the international space station bringing spare parts and one astronaut looking forward seeing his baby daughter born last weekend and a new law takes effect december 1 banning smokeing in most restaurants and about 70% of virginia restaunts have already banned smoking and special liventlated smoking rooms are allowed and on outdoor patios. now we turn to the latest on the northern virginia couple accused of crashing the state dinner couple. their photographers were following michaele and tareq salahi and the couple is being considered for the "the real housewives" for dc show. already the two are booked for cnn's "larry king live" on sunday. >> this smells like the whole balloon boy business. >> i think it's a lil scary. >> some experts stay security breech was just the latest in a number of secret service lapses. a spokesperson for the secret service admits procedures they have in p
's largest military base in the united states. ft. hood, texas. >> attention. seek shelter immediately. >> reporter: the shots were at close range. fired by a trained military officer with deadly accuracy. with two handguns, the shooter killed 12 and injured 31. >> it's a terrible tragedy, stunning. and as i say, as i've gone around to the hospital here, as i've been at the scene, soldiers and family members and many the great civilians who work here are absolutely devastated. >> reporter: the victim, most of them soldiers, were unarmed, unable to defend themselves. a responding police officer finally opened fire. she injured the suspect and silenced the shooting. [ sirens ] victims were rushed to hospitals across central texas. and overrun emergency rooms pleaded for blood donations. there were rumors of other shooters. the entire base was put on lockdown. children at the bases nine schools were kept inside. their anxious parents gathered immediately at the front gate. >> it's really disheartening. you know something's going on and you can't get to your child. >> it's very, very stres
beers in the united states. one is a wheat beer named bud golden lite. stock index futures are indicating a slightly open on wall street. wall street hit another record high. -- gold hit another record high yesterday. i am now she'll still. ck over to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:27. we have only 43 degrees. the news continues. >> still ahead, a bus stop shooting kills a young man. a family mourns the loss of another son. >> it stong. i blinked and it hurt. >> you know how ticks can get into nooks and crannies of your body. we have a story coming up. >> the investigation into the shooting of fort hood continues. some of the heroes are now speaking out. i will have their stories. >> we are live in the weather center. a developing storm will pound the area with cool conditions. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> the time now is 5:30 on this thursday morning. welcome back. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we will have lots of times on both fronts today. let's start with the weather. >> we do have a developing storm system
the united states is trying to do for these people. and just saying hey, we're here to support you. >> reporter: a marine battalion will likely be the first new unit to arrive here under the president's soon to be announced plan. about 1500 additional marines. the marines top commander made a special visit here today. >> we're probably going to be the first out the door, and marines are ready to do that. >> reporter: captain ryan benson is a company commander, responsible for a huge swath of southern afghanistan. he says more marines could mean he'll be able to focus more intensely on a smaller area. >> if we're able to focus on other areas and bring on marines to focus on the areas we can't, we'd be able to touch a lot more afghans. >> reporter: of course, a new strategy and troop commitment means marines will be here for many thanksgivings to come. for eric collins, this thanksgiving was his first away from home. he wanted to send a message to his family in clay county, kentucky. >> hope the lord takes care of you in every which way, and to my mom, i love you. i just can't help t
to go to their deaths at the hands of the united states and they won't cause all this ruckus in the system. prosecutors are counting on that to some degree. but they will have stand-by lawyers to raise some of issues, such as, after being wat waterboarded 183 times in a month, are you in your right mind to plead guilty? >> many tricky legal problems and a trial, as we say, going to get a lot of attention. all right, terry moran, thank you. >>> and today's decision will be the subject on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. among the guests, secretary of state hillary clinton and rudy giuliani. >>> former louisiana congress man william jefferson has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his conviction on federal bribery charges. $90,000 wrapped in foil was found in jefferson's freezer, part of the half million dollars prosecutors say he used for using his influence to broker business deals in africa. >>> along the atlanta seaboard of the united states tonight, residents are dealing with an unwelcome visitor who won't go away. the remnants of tropical storm ida have broug
the military, against the united states, then i would have to say that was an extreme action that he took. >> that was major khalid shabazz, a muslim chaplain who met suspected gunman major hasan at ft. hood. >> one of many people at ft. hood who knew major hasan. it's not just a military base, rather, it's a closely knit community of thousands of families. >> this morning they are in shock because the danger was right there at home. erin hayes reports. >> reporter: this is a place that has known sorrow and loss in the past. families sent their soldiers to war knowing they might not return. but that sacrifice made sense to them. michael shaklee and his father served together. when we visited with them at ft. hood they explained why they were headed to battle. >> i've got two beautiful granddaughters. i want them safe. to be able to not be worried about a bomb blowing up somewhere. >> motivates me to get over there, you know. do my job, come back safely to my kids and my wife. i'm going away for a year to preserve, you know, what we have now. >> reporter: that is what resonated here each t
for their service. president obama will announce his plans for the united states future in afghanistan on tuesday. the secret service might not be having such a happy thanksgiving to night. it is still trying to figure out how a northern virginia couple got into tuesday night's state dinner without an invitation. >> today, the polo playing winegrowing virginians may have looked the part, but they are accused of lying about being on the guest list. security is accused of letting them slip past. it was the hottest ticket in town. a who's who of hollywood a listless and washington each dot whittled down to one very exclusive guest list. even with a big house like the white house, there's only so many people that we can invite. and while they may have looked the part -- they were not on the list. but that did not keep the couple out, and neither did the secret service. >> they apparently were able to convince the security people back maybe they should be at this dinner. >> are arriving in s u b antril by cameras for a possible role in an upcoming reality show, this look right in and then pe for pictu
. >> some of the basketball players said it was a lot of pressure that the president of the united states is watching them play. >> for gw fans -- >> we wre sitting in the section right next to them, a real treat. >> the president eating popcorn and enjoying the action. >> sasha obama appeared to enjoy it, too. the president paused motorcade left to cheers. it -- the president's motorcade left to cheers. >> i think he suld be a fan of a local team. at the president was not the most animated fan, but he and the first family had a good time. sadly, this was a loss for gw. much more in sports. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >>> alexandria wants more minority students to be involved in elementary school gifted programs. records obtained by the washington post show one-quarter of alexandria's 11,000 students are white, but they make up 50% of gifted students. 65% of students are black and hispanic, but less than a third take part in gifted programs. officials are considering several options including an aptitude test for send graders. >>> a driver will be ok after her car was struck by a train in
honorably and briefly in the united states military. i've not noticed that the recruiting stations have been overwhelmed by people from east coast boarding schools, harvard, princeton, trying to get into the service. we recruit where we can recruit and people who are good enough and honorable enou to offer their sacrifice -- but when you're talking about -- >> who is arguing against not recruiting muslims? >> if i hear the commentary on certain networks that you are associated with, i can hear people say that they have all got to be tested. there is skepticism about anybody who shows up -- >> what we are talking about is a man who was speaking in a way that his colleagues, a psychiatrist, were wondering if he was a terrorist. he had a business card on which he had his name and profession, and what was his affiliation? u.s. army? no, soldier of allah. you're talking about a guy who gave all the signals and nobody spoke up. we are not talking about a 99% of muslims were honorable and patriotic and serve with distinction. we are talking about 1%, and if you ignore that because of your worry abo
is under president -- is under pressure from the united states and other countries to end corruption in their government. >>> somali pirates have attacked the maersk alabama but this time the outcome was different. they fired on the ship but private securityuards on board fired back and the pirates fled. in april, they attacked the ship and held its captain hostage until navy seals rescued him. two former maersk crew members and ask them to rename or repaint the ship because they felt it would be attacked again but nothing was done. >>> a college student is dead and her classmate is injured every hunter fired on them. there were collecting frogs in the woods near ferrum college won a hunter said he mistake -- mistook the group as a deer. jessica clark died after she was shot in the chest. a man from mclean was shot in the arm. a third stood was not injured. >> he is a wonderful boy, and it is very sad it happened to him. i'm glad to know he is ok now and i feel very blessed that he was ok. >> the man will require that the physical therapy. a 31-year-old jason cloutier was charged wit
cards. >> all of the transit systems and the united states need this. >> the unfortunate tragedy over the summer, and there is a lack of oversight. to an extent, the government can be involved. >> i think it might make us a little bit safer. i do not think it will speed anything up. >> it is silly, co-founded, and an excuse to grab more power. -- ill founded, and an excuse to grab more power. >> the spokesman told us that an agency would welcome with open arms of federal safety oversight. there are some republicans on the hill that have expssed concerns over the measure. they are waiting to see the actual proposal. >> turning out to our forecast after what was a picture-perfect day. warm and sunny out there. what can we expect when we wake up in the morning? he has a first look at what is to come. >> we have some fog on the way for the early morning hours. temperatures are holding in the low work to the middle 50's across the area. -- lower to mid 50's around the area. the fog should begin to left around 7:00 or 8:00. the winds will become calm, which will lead to the fog. we will tal
to the constitution and to defend the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> superiors at walter reed army medical center say they were concerned about is a radical religious beliefs. hasan attended lectures and he was transferred to fort hood and thought it would be a good fit. >> i was in the line of fire. >> as the story of survival are revealed, so too are the gaps in communication between u.s. intelligence agencies. >> we have not improve coordination beten those who watched terrorism and those who monitor who can buy a gun. >> it was reported that it was at this store where hasan bought the handgun he used in the shooting. the fbi did a background check. it could not share information on gun purchases. the information never got to a task force aware of the contact with a radical imam suspected of ties with al qaeda. >> is still has not been closed eight years after 911. >> they want to know which agencies knew what and when. the never received a formal request from hasan to leave the military. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >>> one of the heroes of the shooting is a civilia
to those gathered in the tent having thanksgiving dinner. suddenly, the president of the united states appeared. >> i bring a message on behalf of america. we thank you for your service. we're proud of you. >> reporter: a stealth mission. a mix of daring and caring. a leader, sacrificing his holiday to be with his troops. >> it was also very much in the mold of his dad. it was all about showing support for the troops. >> reporter: george h.w. bush spent thanksgiving 1990 in saudi arabia, during the first gulf but despite the enduring images of recent thanksgivings, historian richard norton smith would argue, it's just fine when the president stays home. >> by and large the message that most presidents send on thanksgiving day is, we're like you. some time after thanksgiving day at the white house, camp david, they'll sit down for a traditional meal. with the family. and close friends. probably watching football afterwards. probably eat too much. it's one of those rituals that brings us together as a country. >> reporter: a ritual that i very much linked to the presidency. the first pre
. >> united states will never waver speaking up for the fundamental values that we hold dear, including respect for religions and cultures of our project of all people. support for human rights and dignity is ingrained in america. about the president also met with the emperor and empress of japan. he will also meet the leaders of me and more and visit north korea. >>> a landscaper has died after an accident and that says that while trimming a tree branch with a chainsaw way lost control of the tool and fell about 30 feet from the latter. the homeowner called 911. the landscaper was pronounced dead at the scene. his name has not been released. >>> two firefighters suffered mir injuries fighting a house fire in northeast around 3:00 p.m. and the 1900 block of kearney street. it took firefighters about 80 minutes to put out the flames. everyone in the home got out. the firefighter suffered minor burns battling the blaze. >> it is inherently dangerous, and it is unfortunate that it happened. >> one firefighter was burned on the wrist, the other near his ear. a man was taken to the hospital
in the united states, an addiction for many. a license to print money for the porn moguls, and a very risky business for the performers. sexuality transmanipulated diseases are a fact of life for those who appear in adult films. a risk that was underscored in june by one actor's hiv infection. but as "nightline" contributor lisa ling found, don't expect condoms to be the answer to this okccupational health hazard. >> reporter: how many women were you having sex with at the height of your career? >> maybe ten women nonstop. you work from 8:00 in the morning to maybe 8:00 at night. and that's one scene. >> reporter: it was all part of a job darren did successfully for nearly eight years. until 2004, when darren got the call all porn performers dread. >>> get that call, everything stops. i have the virus. and my whole world just crashed. >> reporter: so you don't know how you got infected. >> i don't. >> reporter: did you infect people? >> three girls and i knew them. i felt bad. >> reporter: darren's infection shut down southern california's porn industry for a month, and when his identity as
reflection that bringing the worst of the worst terrorist inside the united states would be cause for great danger. >> the big surprise is that muhammed will be tried in a civilian court and not subject to a military tribunal. >> this is a prosecutorial decision as well as a national security decision. >> the attorney general says 5 detainee's will be tried in federal court. >> these were extraordinary crimes and so we will seek maximum penalties. >> the government is expected to >> the president's deadline to shut down the detention center by january will almost certainly not be met. >>> our other big story on this friday is that powerful nor'easter pounding the east coast. it broke a barge freight from its power in virginia beach. how that barge is carrying hazardous materials. the coast guard says there is little risk to the public. >>> and st. mary's county, coastal flooding forces school delays this morning. officials say it route 234 is closed because of major flooding. more flooding is still possible through tomorrow. here, in the immediate area, there is light rain and plenty of win
. the nays are 2 under 15. the bill is passed. >> now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. i am absolutely confident that they will. >> perhaps reflecting momentum from a weekend vote, voters we spoke with all said keep going. >> they need to hurry up and get it done. >> they need to hurry up. >> they should have had done. >> they have had to many years. i don't see why they need to wait any longer. >> the voices that gave rise to the tea party protests at the capitol last week remains strong. including republicans in congress. >> is steele's freedom. those of us to believe in freedom have contempt for those who would steal our freedom and contempt for themselves. >> already, some senate republicans call the house bill dead on arrival. the reasons were laid out by he rnc chairman, michael steele. >> when you look at this bill, you look at the mandates, you look at the cost, you to the government intrusion, there is a lot for americans to be concerned about. >> many conservative democrats share the sa
and irreversible steps and eliminate its nuclear weapons program the united states will support the economic assistance. >> reporter: he also revealed allies have begun drafting a program. >> i continue to hold out to prospect. they may decide to walk through this door. i hope they do. >> reporter: his last stop, the base where 20,000 u.s. troops have been on combat duty since the end of the korean war, more than 50 years ago. this has been a long week, halfway around the world from the immediate decisions pressing on president obama. including troop increases for afghanistan. now, there were some setbacks. there may be a missed deadline on a climate trade treaty but president obama doesn't feel that this week was a waste of time or jet fuel. >>> a developing story now from pakistan. a suicide bomber blew himself out of a courthouse in peshawar. bombings have killed more than 200 people there since the army launched an offensive against the taliban last month. >>> hamid karzai has inaugurated for his second term as president. but the afghan leader got a stern warning from secretary of state
are on the way. >> it really does say what the united states are trying to do for us. >> officials say a marine battalion will likely be the first new units to arrive per the >> i think we will probably be the first of the door, and the marines are ready to do it. >> there was also food and fun on the minds of many trips that we created the macy's day parade. they said that this holiday wish. >> happy thanksgiving! >> detrick rver looking forward to the president's decision about how many troops will be going to the country and when did >>> formula alaska gov. sarah palin is taking a break today from her book tour. she laced up her sneakers and ran in the annual 5k turkey trot in washington state. she is visiting that region for her national book tour. after he run, the family enjoyed an unconventional thanksgiving dinner. >>> for the first time ever, at a district high school band is a part of the thanksgiving day parade. the ballou senior high school played michael jackson songs and some band members copied his signature moves. the students say it was all worth it. >> tired, tired, and tired.
, a lot of that when the chinese ship products to the united states, we americans buy their goods. and we, of course, pay dollars. so china right now is sitting on a big sack of u.s. money which they invest in america. >> say that the chinese sack of dollars is $1.4 trillion thick. >> reporter: that's a lot of money. so some chinese are asking, why not take the profits that china has made in america and sell u.s. stocks and bonds and dollars and turn them into chinese money so china can fix some of the problems they've got at home? so if china is going to change $1 trillion into chinese money, that means china is going to sell $1 trillion. and buy a huge amount of chinese money. and moving that much wealth from one nation to the other will lower the value of the u.s. dollar, raise the value of chinese money, with the unfortunate effect that then anything made in china becomes more expensive in america. >> if they take $1.4 trillion out of the united states and pour it into china, the value of the chinese currency is going to more than double. if it more than doubles, everything we buy fro
mind. >> reporter: this is a serious allegation that you're making against a sitting united states senator. >> why would a clients hire doug hampton if he didn't think he would have access to ensign's office? that's the only reason they would hire him. >> reporter: he'coming forward because he sees new evidence that the charges are being investigated. has the department of justice contacted you at all? >> not paul. >> reporter: the senate ethics committee? >> not at all. >> none at all.e fbi? >> reporter: you've heard from no investigatory body? >> none at all. >> reporter: what kind of conclusion do you draw from that gentleman. >> not interested in getting to the bottom of this. it's interesting, boy, you got to talk about everything. when you're elected, you don't have to talk about anything. >> as for senator ensign, he tells abc in his statement that he has broken no laws or ethics rules and will fully cooperate with any investigation. he said if doug hampton violated etcs laws, he did not advise, assist or cooperate with him. charlie. >> cynthia mcfadden reporting tonight. yo
governments accountable. i have a lot of critics in the united states who can say all kinds of things about me. i actually think that that makes our democracy stronger and it makes me a better leader. >> reporter: spiking to 400 college students dubbed china's future leaders, the president was asked twice to explain why he won the nobel peace prize. >> in some ways i think they gave me the prize, but i was more just a symbol of the shift in our approach to world affairs that we are trying to promote. >> reporter: apparently questions from the press to students were not welcome. abc news was asked to shut off our cameras when we tried to interview people in the crowd. the president is now on the ground in beijing for some much more formal eting with president hu. >> thanks. >>> we turn now back here at home to the political brawl as a result of the book by the political force of nature that is sarah palin, the upcoming book is called "going rogue" as you probably know by now and this morning, the mccain camp is firing back. let's turn to abc's kate snow. kate? >> good morning, diane. the blitz
animal parts that are were smuggled into the united states to be used for everything from medicine to causing a person bad luck. there was a 14-pound elephant tooth for sale and the entire face of a rare primate for thousands of dollars. >> we learned what some of the products were purported to be. packaged like this, with no label, but a screw top. tried. >> reporter: why would they sell that? >> it's used for medicine. >> reporter: traditional medicines drive the demand for many endangered animals on the black market. a problem you can't just see by looking, as we found, with agent o'connor. >> reporte >> we're interested in knowing if the products are made with protected wildlife. >> reporter: how do you know? it seems impossible to tell. >> it's difficult when it's packaged like this. >> reporter: tracing an endangered animal from a bottle of medicine or the skin on a pair of boots is extraordinarily complex. but it is exactly what agents do every day at the nation's only wildlife forensics lab in southern oregon. >> i have a skin with no head and the feet are turned inside out
's a strength of the united states into actual production, and there was considerable talk about retro fitting buildings to safe a lot of energy and at the same time give many some jobs. >> everyone is looking at, you know, the economy traying trying to figure out where the jobs come from next. going into 2010 with cap and trade on the table and health care spending and most people expecting higher interest rates, do you think policies need to be changed in order to innocent vies companies to create these jobs? sdmri think in those three areas you talked about, and particularly the area of retro fitting, i mentioned that because that's an area where you might generate quite a few jobs among the kind of people that are not now employed, and it doesn't take any new technology. it doesn't take anything new and innovative. it takes the energy to get done more rapidly. what's already being done under the small scale. can it be done for rapidly? >> what is your sense so far right now? we have the gdp showing 3.5% growth. was that largely government spending, or do youthink this is sustainable? how d
extradition to the united states. the charges of having sex with a 13 year-old girl. as was government granted bail for the dirtor. you have to wear an electronic monitoring device. polanski fled the united states in 1978. he has lived in france since. the astronauts on board the space shuttle atlantis are spending thanksgiving in space, getting ready to return to earth tomorrow. the crew did not request a special meal, so today's menu featured the brisket and chickens and he does. also on board, and message from local students. the scant poster will be returned to the students after the shuttle lands. the navy memorial held its first annual thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for sailors stationed in d.c. there were happy to spend the holiday with their military family, and once dinner was over, the sailors sat back to enjoy another thanksgiving tradition -- a little football. today is certainly a good day to watch some television because it has been awfully foggy and overcast today. >> my family went on a three- mile walk this morning. it was foggy, but there was hardly anybody out yo
's box of legal challenges. >> the united states is also going to be on trial. any prosecution of khalid shaikh mohammed is going to inevitably bring up controversial practices by the u.s. government, including the most controversial, detention and interrogation techniques. >> reporter: then, there's the question of security. >> the city in large will then become the focus for mischief in the form of murder. >> reporter: but new york's police commissioner says authorities are ready. >> i think this is highly appropriate that they be tried here. we certainly can handle it. >> reporter: sources tell us that the security in new york will be extraordinary. but they admit no one knows how khalid shaikh mohammed will react, so close to ground zero. bill? >> pierre thomas from shington. >>> of course, this has sparked all kinds of passionate response on both sides of the issue. and texas congressman, lamar smith, a republican on the house judiciary committee, is among those objecting to the move in outrage. he joins us this morning. congressman, thanks for being with us. >> good to be with you.
, but our own bodies, slowly building a defense. >> the vir has spread so widely in the united states, to a point where about 22 million people probably have come into contact with the virus. >> reporter: because people started to build immunity to it. >> they have their own immunity. >> reporter: i asked about thanksgiving cominnext week. so many americans across this country traveling. and whether or not we could see a bit of a spike. and many of the doctors i spoke with said that could be the case. but the doctor you heard from there, said if there is a spike, we'll see the deine again right afterwards. he believes he have turned the corner. the cdc won't go that far. saying the vaccinations are still important. and pointing out that the flu is unpredictable. we could see another wave. and follow all of the precautions as everyone travels back home next week. >> david, thanks so much. have a good weekend. >>> now, to the political revolt under way, over treasury secretary time geithner, the man hand-picked by president obama. congressional colleagues are calling for his resignation
say what the united states is trying to do for these people and us sending more troops is just saying, hey, we're here to support you and help your people. >> reporter: defense officials say a marine battalion will likely be the first new unit to arrive here under the president's soon to be announced plan. about 1,500 additional marines. the marines' top commander made a special visit here. >> i think we'll probably be the first out the door and the marines are ready to do that. they are trained and ready to do that. >> reporter: captain ryan benson is a company commander responsible for a huge swath of southern afghanistan. he says more marines could mean he'll be able to focus more intensely on a smaller area. >> if we're able to focus on other areas independently and bring in more marines to focus on the areas we can, it will make things a lot easier. we'd be able to touch a lot more afghans. >> reporter: a new strategy and troop commitment means marines will be here for many thanksgivings to come. for lance corporal eric collins, this thanksgiving was his first away from home. he
's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hopes he will do i that day. >> lawmakers in congress plan to investigate signs of missed clues in the case on thursday. >>> in north carolina last night a vigil for a missing child became a vigil mourning her death.
there, the united states plans to reduce its carbon emissions 80% below 2005. that will not be attempted. that would mean, we'll have total carbon emissions equal to the united states in 1910, when there were 92 million americans. furthermore ouper capita carbon emissions in 2015, when when there's going to be 420 en, million americans, would be on a per capita basis what we had in 1875. >> the issue is, i think the president had to go to copenhagen. the only way to get the indians and the chinese to go. paul, as he goes, he'll be making a commitment he can't necessarily keep unless the senate follows through. >> everyone understands that. i want to say, i'm surprised that you lack faith in the power of the marketplace, george. they're putting a price on carbon emission and people will do amazing things. given a market incentive. >> speaking of the marketplace, the biggest industry in the world right now is fighting climate changes. billions, trillions of dollars on table. when you say the academics, scientists -- academics are human beings and the enormous incentive to get on the bandwa
the secretary denied. >> united states preventive services task force have done what they've been asked to do which is routinely review data and look at preventive services across the board and make recommendations. they don't make policy. >> panel members said the recommendations did not consider cost and were not politically motivated. sebeli urged women to keep doing what they're doing, talk to their doctor and then decide what's best. >>> overseas in pakistan. a suicide car bomb exploded outside the main court building in the regional capital of peshawar this morning. at least 16 people were killed. the courthouse is near the parliament and army commander's residence. peshawar has seen a spike in bombings since the army b offensive against the tal the nearby border region with afghanistan. >>> for the second time this year theargo mae alabama" has been attacked in the indian ocean. in april a ragtag group from somalia boarded the ship and took its captain hostage. this time the crew was prepared. here's jim sciutto. >> reporter: the "maersk alabama" was saling from to kenya 560 miles off
by a recommendation that allows us to win a war that the president of the united states called necessary. i think it's absolutely critical that we win in afghanistan. george's not standing by the recommendation. >> the president has failed so far to indicate specifically to the american people what our objective is. how we know we're succeeding and how we're going to get out and this is exactly what we went through in iraq. the american people, putting aside democratic versus republican partisanship, american people don't want another iraq. they don't want go into a place where you have a corrupt regime. >> they also remember, bob, what happened the last time we walked away from afghanistan. the stakes here are so tremendous. the last time we left afghanistan, al qaeda was able to gain a foothold. and it was from afghanistan that the attacks on 9/11 were carried out. >> pakistan is the issue. you can't deal with pakistan without afghanistan. >> liz, it seems to me, the whole strategy of trying to secure and hold and occupy large parts of territory will be a no-win situation for us. we have to fight.
online lectures featuring the constance on the path to jihad have urged attacks on the united states. >> never underestimate the power of fear. especially, especially when the enemy of allah hears allah akbah. >> reporter: his words have power. the men accused of plotting to kill st. georges at ft. dix say awlaki was their inspiration. they were caught on undercover tape talking about him. >> you got to hear this lecture. >> reporter: in canada, so the-called toronto 18 to plotted to attack parliament and behead the prime minister also said they were inspired by awlaki. >> so what ends up happening is they inspire people and they think, let's take it to the next level, let's be our own al qaeda group. >> reporter: yet there was no follow-up investigation when the fbi learned last december that major hasan had sent as many as 20 e-mails to awlaki. awlaki refers to his followers as soldiers of allah, soas. so too does major hasan. on business cards we found in his apartment he makes no mention of his military affiliation but listhimself as soa, soldier of allah. brian ross, abc news, n
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